Cafe des Artistes Maine art news for September 19, 2009

Tandem Glass Studio in Dresden is having an Open House Sat. Sept. 19 from 2-5 with work for sale and refreshments and snacks. The studio features exciting and unique hand blown glass created on site by artisans Terrill & Charlie Jenkins. Each artisan has been working in this medium for twenty years, developing their individual visions based on modern and ancient techniques. The studio is 7 miles from Wiscasset on 6 Eagles Lodge Lane in downtown Dresden, 737-2781 FMI,

Listen to Anthony’s Interview with Terrill and Charlie on the 9/19 Cafe des Artistes radio show podcast.


Openings + Shows

Tina Ingraham, “Metamorphosis” at Greenhut Galleries

Greenhut Galleries in Portland presents Tina Ingraham “Observations” and features the work of George Lloyd in the Side Gallery. Opening Reception Thurs. Oct. 1, 5-7pm. Artist’s Talk Saturday October 10, 1:30 pm. Tina Ingraham, an accomplished painter of landscapes, lucious still lifes and portraits received her MFA from CUNY, Brooklyn, New York. Tina has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She taught at Bowdoin College and the International School of Painiting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy.

In Observations, Tina reminds us of our sacred connections with all beings-plant and human. Created plein aire on hand-crafted linen, many pigments hand ground, she achieves breathtaking intimacy, whether of freshly harvested vegetables or women at the beach in incandescent light. Shapes echo one another, evoking a sense of the greater whole. This show is a dance of life. FMI,

Dorothy Simpson Krause (pictured 2nd from right) at the opening of her exhibit “Losing Ground” at Landing Gallery

Landing Gallery in Rockland invites the public to an Artist’s Talk Sat., Sept. 19th at 3:30 pm by Dorothy Simpson Krause, who will talk about her artistic process and technical approach to her work in her exhibit “Losing Ground”. Kruase is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and a founding member of Digital Atelier.

Listen to the Aug. 15 Cafe des Artistes interview with Landing Gallery owner Bruce Busko.

in $10,000 in the PMA Raffle!

Portland Museum of Art Auction takes place Sept. 26, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay. Doors Open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75. 27 Live Auction Items. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Raffle tickets: $100 each. For more information or to purchase tickets or raffle tickets, call (207) 775-6148, ext. 3244. Support Museum exhibitions and educational programming by inviting your friends and family to join you. To purchase tickets online

The Leighton Gallery, 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, has signed up for a two page ad for next year’s “Maine Gallery + Studio Guide” in celebration of their 30 years in business. Welcome Judith and congratulations!

Thomas Whiting, “Moon Fairy” at Carver Hill Gallery

Carver Hill Gallery showing “Chrysalis”

Lisa Svedberg, Christina DeHoff and Thomas Whiting invite you to join them in a showing of new works entitled “Chrysalis” at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport. Chrysalis will open with a reception for the public Sat. Sept. 19th from 5 – 9 pm. The show will run through Sept. 25.

The show represents their collective shared vision of an emergence and transition into new directions of their evolving souls and creative spirits through their works. Says Whiting – “I attempt to encapsulate a wide range of human emotion in each piece that I create from the fire within my belly. My hope is, that through thoughtful consideration of materials and execution, the pieces will transcend throughout eternity as a silent testimony to the creative force and love that humans can outwardly express.” FMI,

The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth presents “Tom Hennessey – The Hennessey Collection” Oct 1 – 30, 2009 with an Artist’s Reception: Sunday October 4, 4-6pm. Tom Hennessey’s graphite and pen and inks drawings will debut at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art with an artist’s reception on October 4. His illustrations have been featured in various publications including Field and Stream, Bangor Daily News, Harris Publications of New York Sporting Magazines, Feathers and Fins and Handy to Home, both books by Tom Hennessey, and several of Gene Hill’s books The Shotgunners Notebook, Hill Country, and Passing a Good Time. Where available, original publications signed by Mr. Hennessey, will accompany the illustration. A catalog will be available. FMI,

Jon Petro at UMMA

UMMA in Bangor is opening three shows: Roadside Ghosts Photographs by Dave Anderson; Evergreen Installation by Wendy Wischer; and Abstract New England Six Perspectives, Oct. 2 – Dec. 31. Abstract New England Six Perspectives features works by six painters who reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and reveals diverse approaches to materials and abstraction. Compositions range from dynamic, shaped-canvases to works arranged in a large-scale, rhythmic grid. Some paintings incorporate expanses of fluid colors and subtle bleeds that evoke the meditative, while others pulse with energetic brush strokes and complex layering of forms that draw associations to graffiti art. Featured artists are
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, Meg Brown Payson, Jon Petro, Louis Risoli, Terry Rose and Dudley Zopp

CMCA’s Third Annual Artist’s Potluck and Networking Event is Fri, Oct. 02 at 6:00 PM. Connect with other artists and CMCA staff, enjoy good food, and experience CMCA’s dynamic exhibitions. Bring a dish to share – CMCA will provide some treats, door prizes, and surprises. Email an image of your artwork (for a slide show) to education director Cathy Melio at Be a part of art!

Jessie Pollock, “Bathers”
at Mulford Gallery

Mulford Gallery in Rockland is hosting a reception on Wed. evening, Sept. 16th from 5- 8p.m for “The Best of the Gallery Artists,” a show that encompasses multi medias – from sculpture, to oils, pastels, egg tempera, watercolors, photography, drawings, and acrylics. The gallery has new emerging talent, and artists that have their work in some of the most respected museums around the globe. FMI,

Denise Rankin, Music Fest” at Maine Art Gallery

Maine Art Gallery is hosting an Artists Reception for “Seasons of Maine” on Thurs. Sept. 24th , from 5:00 to 7:00pm. While you’re there, don’t miss the “Bins” filled with unframed original art at bargain prices, or the handmade cards. The Members Exhibit closes Sept. 20th, the “Seasons of Maine” can be viewed Sept. 24th thru Oct. 14th . FMI,

Last scheduled Open Studio of season at Stemwinder Sculpture Works. View works in steel, stone and wood by Jay Sawyer. Acres of naturally beautiful gallery space and light refreshments. On Route 90, one quarter mile from Rt. 1 in Warren. Look for Maine’s most photographed pickup. Sept 26th and 27th from 10-6, rain or shine. FMI email

Join the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown on 10/10 for an October Art Fest, part of a town-wide autumn celebration. Paintings on display are from five artists: Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Léa Peterson, Tracy Panzani and Sue Zimmerman, plus special guest Dahlov Ipcar. After this closing event, the gallery will reopen in May 2010. FMI,

Åarhus Gallery in Belfast is in their final week of exhibiting the work of acclaimed abstract expressionist Harold Garde. In addition to hosting an opening reception for him on September 4th, the gallery invited the public to join Harold at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast for a debut showing of the re-cut and updated version of the Dale Schierholt documentary film: “Harold Garde: Working Artist-The Director’s Cut”.

“I have an abstract expressionist background.” Harold says, “It was the most exciting new development in art when I was a young painter.” Much of that training remains. What’s left behind are sophisticated techniques and equipment, choosing instead the simplest and most direct, rarely choosing to allow the non-figurative to remain as the final work. Harold is interested in what the paint can do, no doubt, making marks and using colors that both express his thoughts and respond to his actions, though his subjects are ones that are readily recognized and “capable of being rendered with many variations.” Whether manifested subtly or boldly, fragile or monumental: “I want my works to be visually exciting, capable of engaging the eye, the emotions and stimulating the mind of the viewer.” FMI,

Listen to Anthony’s interview with Harold Garde in the 9/12 Café des Artistes radio show airing on WERU.

Jane Banquer at Archipelago

Archipelago in Rockland presents “Ink & Light” with an Opening Reception Fri., Sept. 25th from 5 p.m. ˆ 7 p.m. September 25 – January 24, 2010. The show features Peaks Island artists Victor Romanyshyn and Jane Banquer

Holly Meade “Jackrabbits,” at Åarhus Gallery

Åarhus Gallery is very pleased to exhibit the delightful and sublime work of Sedgwick artist, printmaker and book illustrator, Holly Meade. “Art…its true effort is to open to us dimensions of the spirit that normally lie smothered under the weight of living.” –J. Winterson There’s a very good chance that paper, invented in A.D.105, was developed expressly to make…prints, woodblock prints, in fact. And since then, few if any mediums have played such a pivotal role in the sharing of ideas, or have increased so exponentially, the widespread communication of creative expression or the very evolution of thought itself. Woodblock prints have indeed been around for a really long time, and although Holly Meade has not been (comparatively speaking), her woodblock prints carry the sophistication, the artistry, the serious feathery lightness of the mysteries of the human soul, the magical essence of animal life and the beauty that legends speak of. On view from September 22nd to October 18th 2009, along with the work of Aarhusians Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Annadeene Fowler, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick. An Opening Reception will be held Friday October 2nd, from 5-8pm. Also, the art and poetry for 5th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, Oct 16th and 17th, will go on view starting Sept 22. For more information and a slideshow of the current exhibit visit

New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven presents “Photographs by Gallery Artists,” through September 30

Allen David Gallery in Boothbay Harbor presents their new exhibit, titled, “A Celebration of New Work”

Bayview Gallery in Brunswick is showing “Lands of Light, Seas of Color: A Joint Exhibit With Robert Spring and Paul Stone.” through Oct. 3

The Gallery At Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick is showing “Into the Autumn.”

The September show at Aucocisco Galleries in Portland will feature works by Bernard Langlais.

The new show “Harvest” is on view through Oct. 16th at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta

You can catch “Autumn Mood” at Blue Hill Bay Gallery now through October 25th.

Southwest Harbor Library is having a one-person show by Roberta Sprague for the month of September. Roberta also shows at Harlow Gallery on Maine, Ellsworth.

George Marshall Store Gallery in York is showing Frederick Lynch and Don Demers through October 4. FMI,

Gleason Fine Art in Portland is showing “Timothy Brooke: Out Of Africa II,” now through September 30th.

The University of New England Art Gallery in Portland will open a new display on Wednesday, September 9th. “Selections from the Permanent Collection” will include the new Peregrine Press Portfolio of 24 prints, on view through November 8.

Charles DuBack “Front Yard” at Mars Hall Gallery

Mars Hall Gallery announces its last group show of the season, “Poetic Palette,” which runs until Monday, October 12th and Charles DuBack’s one man show, “Mixed Bag,” currently at the gallery
through Monday, October 12th. Mars Hall Gallery is located 12.7 miles down the St. George peninsula in Martinsville. FMI,

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell will present a show of works by four artists, which will continue through September 26th.

Greenhut Galleries in Portlland presents Alison Goodwin “Leave your Pebbles in the Sand”
through Sept. 26. The September featured artist in the Side Gallery is Monica Kelly. FMI,

Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to present “Maine Cottage and Architecture,” featuring Janis Sanders.

Charles Woodbury, “Ogunquit Bathhouse with Lady and Dog” at the Portland Museum of Art

“Call of the Coast” exhibition will be at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, through October 12.

H. Swanson Gallery, Open Studio Sundays. Meet the artist, see the work. Atlantic Hwy., Lincolnville Beach,

Frances Kornbluth,
of Lobster Cover Studio on Monhegan will be exhibiting her work at the Island Inn on Monhegan through October 12.

First Friday Artwalks
Portland –
download a map at
Boothbay Harbor

Second Friday Artwalk
Brunswick /Topsham – May – Dec. with 20 studios and galleries open

Third Friday Artwalk
Bath – June- Oct. with 20 studios & galleries open with free van shuttle from the Chocolate Church.

Weekly Artwalks
Belfast (high summer)

Downtown Bangor Artwalk

Artwalk Openings
Arts in Rockland is sponsoring another art walk on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. You can see a list of participating galleries and download a map at